Northlight Theatre announces partial 2013–14 season
Skokie's Northlight Theatre has revealed three of the five productions that will make up its 2013–14 season, including a Neil Simon revival, a Chicago premiere by rising playwright Amy Herzog and a world premiere by Irish playwright Christian O'Reilly to star John Mahoney.
The season will open in September with Herzog's 4000 Miles, about a young man's relationship with his grandmother. The production will follow closely on the heels of another Chicago premiere by Herzog, whose Belleville occupies the summer slot at Steppenwolf.
Mahoney will star in O'Reilly's Chapatti, opening in March, as a lonely dog owner who finds a late-life romance with a cat lady. Following in May is a revival of Simon's Pulitzer winner, Lost in Yonkers, making this two consecutive seasons with a Simon play for Northlight, which mounted his The Odd Couple last fall. Productions for the two remaining slots in the season will be announced soon, the theater says.